French: Capucin donacole German: Braunbrustnonne Spanish: Capuchino pechicastaño
Other common names:
New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
L. c. uropygialis
Stresemann & Paludan, 1934 – NW New Guinea (E side of Geelvink Bay).
L. c. boschmai
Junge, 1952 – W New Guinea (Wissel Lakes and Araboe R E into highlands).
L. c. sharpii
(Madarász, 1894) – N & NE New Guinea from Humboldt Bay area E, including Manam I, to Astrolabe Bay.
L. c. ramsayi
Delacour, 1943 – SE New Guinea E from Kumusi R in N and from Bereina area (Gulf of Papua) in S, also D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Goodenough I, Normanby I).
L. c. castaneothorax
(Gould, 1837) – N Western Australia (from Derby and Kimberley) E to Melville I, Gulf of Carpentaria and N Queensland (Cape York Peninsula), thence S along coast to E New South Wales.
11 cm; 12–15·5 g (nominate). Nominate race has forehead to nape brown with grey chevrons, mantle, back to upper rump and upperwing warm brown, lower rump and uppertail-... read more
Song soft clicks followed by "weeee", a series of "twee, tchuk", and ending with bell-like "tching... read more
In New Guinea, found in grassland, savanna and old gardens, grassy areas in towns, coastal savanna... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, mostly of grasses; occasionally green algae, also insects and dried animal faeces. Takes growing seeds directly from seedheads while... read more
Season Nov–Mar in SE New Guinea; in Australia, Feb–Apr in Kimberley, in late dry season into wet season Feb–Mar (and nest... read more
In New Guinea, resident with some seasonal or nomadic movements. In Australia, large numbers move... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and locally common in much of range; uncommon to scarce in W New Guinea. In Australia, recorded densities of 0·08-2·96 birds/ha at Howards... read more
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